Gary D. Kelly

September 14, 1943 ~ August 14, 2019 (age 75)


Gary D. Kelly, 75, of Butler, formerly of Fairview Borough, passed away on Tuesday, August, 13, 2019 at Butler Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Gary was born in Bruin on September 13, 1943.  He was the son of the late Irwin B. and Jeanne Sweeney Kelly.  Mr. Kelly was a 1961 graduate of Fairview Township Karns City High School.  He then attended The Carnegie College, School of Medical Technology in Cleveland, Ohio.  He began his laboratory career at the former Bashline Memorial Hospital in Grove City and following three years of employment, he began working at the V.A. Medical Center in Pittsburgh and later transferred to the V.A. Medical Center in Butler, retiring in 2000. 

Mr. Kelly was a longtime member of the Mount Chestnut Presbyterian Church where he was the early service organist for more than 35 years. 

He is survived by his brother, Dennis Kelly and his wife, Janice; his former spouse, Patricia King and her husband, Tom; his children, Pamela Weirich and her husband, James, Lisa Kelly, Steven Kelly, and Daren Kelly and his wife, Janamey;  six grandchildren, Kenneth Banister, Kaitlyn O’Claire, and her husband, Cody; Thomas Weirich, Nicholas Gore, Gary Kelly and Gabriela Kelly; three great grandchildren, David, Luca, and Niya O’Claire; a niece, Kimberly Soley and her husband, Steve and their children, Liam, Aiden, Ava and Olivia; a nephew, Shawn Kelly and his wife, Rachel and their son, Brenden.

Mr. Kelly’s children wish to thank their Aunt Jan, his neighbor Sandy, and his Mt. Chestnut Church Family for all they did for their dad. 

Friends will be received at the Mt. Chestnut Presbyterian Church, 727 W. Old Rt. 422, Butler,  from 3 – 6 p.m. Friday.  A funeral service will follow from the church at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ron Schermerhorn, church pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City.   For more information or to send a condolence, please visit

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